January Journaling

January has been my second month of bullet journaling and I am enjoying the process so far. I find setting up the spreads relaxing as I let my mind wander while creating. For my January spreads, I decided to use the theme of Chinese lanterns as this month sees the celebration of the Chinese New Year.

It was fun drawing all the lanterns and I was delighted to see the result. Opposite my cover page for the month, I decided to choose a bookish quote. My daughter found the perfect one for me from Harry Potter.

It did take me a while to draw all the little lanterns for all the spreads – especially as I use the A4 size journal. The time doodling and colouring, however, passed quickly while I listened to music and chatted with my daughters if they were sitting at the table with me.

I have started tracking certain habits – especially those that are linked with my annual goals. It has been interesting for me to see the trends.

My weekly spreads have definitely been a delight. I am recording any tasks and events that have been planned for the week. I am also using the page as a journal to record my thoughts and experiences.

I am enjoying the lantern lights that I have created for January. Now I need to think of the theme I should use to create pages for February.

Have you created January spreads for your journal/planner?

Β© Colline Kook-Chun, 2020

(This post is linked to Becky’s Square Challenge. In the spirit of the New Year, why not join in the challenge and share some square photos featuring light.)


21 thoughts on “January Journaling

  1. Well, you know February will have to have something to do with love. I can imagine your creating a big collection of hearts — classic ones, sophisticated ones, funky ones, etc. — and in all different colors — for your February pages. But don’t let my words influence you if you have other ideas. It’s your journal, after all. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I really like your lantern theme for this month. Your drawing is very good.


      1. Oh, that sounds good — and has a lot of possibilities too. Here in Southern Illinois, our coldest months for years were in January and February, but the past two years we had a pretty mild February and a big snowstorm in March. So around here we can’t really say for sure when it’s winter and when it isn’t.


  2. The art is fantastic! Really livens up the journal.

    Journaling has so many wonderful benefits, as I talk about on my blog.
    It’s nice to see it taken even further with creative drawing! Nicely done.


    1. The drawings add to the meditative piece of journaling, I think. They are pleasant to look at when paging through the journal and definitely fun to create! πŸ™‚


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